A few real quick notes and news about a few important Android devices we are all waiting to get our hands on. First off it seems Sprint is doing the red carpet thing for the amazing new EVO 4G. Sprint together with Disney have planned a little soirée for the new EVO 4G phone and Jerry Bruckheimer’s new film, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. The few that were lucky enough to receive invites to the event will be able to watch the new movie before it’s released on Memorial Day, and afterwards everyone gets to spend some face time with Sprint’s awesome new superphone.
We are hoping that at the May 12th event, Sprint will decide to announce an exact release date for the EVO, all we know right now is that it’s going to be released sometime in the summer. I’m thinking that the final release will somehow coincide with the release of the Prince of Persia movie, which opens on the “unofficial start of summer”, Memorial Day.
Sticking with the summer theme, there are some rumors and unconfirmed reports about a possible AT&T and Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 relationship. The rumor states that AT&T will be releasing the Xperia X10 on the 30th week of year. That translates out to be around mid-July. The Xperia X10 looks like a promising device, being powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon cpu a 4″ inch screen, but most noticeably a high-end 8.1 megapixel camera. AT&T and the Xperia X10 seem like a good fit, if the rumor is true, AT&T will have a higher-end Android phone that can compete with Verizon’s Droid Incredible and the afore mentioned Sprint EVO 4G.
Finally it looks like LG is quietly planning on releasing another mid-range, budget Android handset. LG has bit a little busy lately, quietly releasing a few Android phones in Korea and parts of Europe. Last month they announced the LG LU2300 Android, with 1GHz Snapdragon cpu, 3.5-inch OLED Screen, and running Android 2.1. For now, the LU2300 is only going to be available in Korea, and should be available there within a few weeks. They hope this model will compete with the newer superphones like the HTC Desire and EVO 4G. It’s too bad it will only be available in Korea for time being.
Anyways getting back to the mid-range Android phone that has just been made official by LG. The LG Optimus GT540 has some modest specs like a 3″ inch screen, 3 megapixel camera, your basic wifi and GPS, but will support HSDPA for some fast web surfing. Good thing is that it will feature Android 2.1. Originally it was supposed to be released by the end of April, but now nobody is really sure. All we know is that the LG GT540 is coming soon, and will be available in the UK.
So far the only LG Android phone that is rumored to be coming to U.S. soil is the LG Aloha. The LG Aloha VS740 was recently spotted in Verizon’s inventory system, and apparently has some decent specs, like a 1GHz cpu, 5 megapixel camera, 720p video playback, and possibility of 802.11 N wifi capabilities. Being a past LG smartphone owner (LG Incite), I’m really hoping we will see some LG Android handsets here in the states real soon!